I Would Do It Again In a Skinny Minute

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I am telling anyone who will listen that to take six months away from the rut of their working lives could change the rest of their time on this earth. I am convinced that it would make such a difference in our society as a whole that the pharmaceutical companies might get nervous if enough people started doing it.

Imagine six months of waking up in the morning and having a total of two things that absolutely must get done on that day and one of those things is taking a nap. Though that is not exactly how I spent my time as I was attempting to start an entrepreneurial business, I had enough of that kind of day toward the end of this six month stretch of time to garner an immense respect for the concept. The only thing I would have done differently would be to not spend so much time sitting at my computer learning about viral marketing..

I had to weigh my odds when I took this jump of leaving a secure job for a small chance that my business would take off. I had to be willing to go into debt. I had to live with many unknowns and insecurities. I had to be honest about my strengths and weaknesses and my abilities. You get down to you when you open yourself up to the unknown. I said at least a dozen times in these months of exploration that I completely understand why people do not do this. Now I can say that though I understand why more people are not taking six months off from making money, I can absolutely say with surety that to do so could make the difference in living a fulfilled life and living a mundane existence.

I am full of advise on how to do it if anyone is interested. Hell, I might even write a book after I have had time to process some of this. The one thing I would tell them is to not have an agenda concerning how to make money for six month. Just enjoy. Just play in the yard and sleep in and write, paint and start a garden. Learn how to speak Spanish or play the guitar. Go to bed early and get up late. Do whatever you want to do that you have not been able to do because you had to be somewhere.

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